Thursday, 2 October 2014


Kirsty Williams has long campaigned for better prevention of stillbirth in Wales. She asked again about the subject at First Ministers Questions last Tuesday.

We now learn that the failure to prevent these distressing events is also marked in English medicine. Paul Kenyon's Panorama programme highlights the NHS failure to match other nations' reduction in stillbirth and compares it with the organisation's previous reluctance to accept overwhelming evidence in respect of sudden cot death.

It seems to me that if Wales generally adopted best practice as outlined in that Panorama programme, more mothers could be delivered of the healthy babies they are surely entitled to. Moreover, our NHS could actually advance on England in this area and gain much-needed good publicity.

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